CRIME ALERT - Stabbing at 418 Stewart Ave on Sep 28, 2016
At 7:43 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2016, several local law enforcement agencies responded to a reported stabbing at 418 Stewart Ave. One victim was identified and transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Witnesses describe the perpetrators as two black males, one possibly wearing a red shirt and the other with a "man bun.” Police are continuing to interview witnesses for better descriptions. Both perpetrators were seen fleeing in the direction of cemetery on Stewart Ave. Additional information indicated that one of the men may be in possession of a semi-automatic hand gun. Police searched the area while a "shelter in place" caution was communicated through the Emergency Message Notification system to the Cornell campus community. The caution was lifted at 9:27 p.m. after police determined the perpetrators left the area. Cornell Police are adding extra patrols in the west campus area, and have increased the availability of Blue Light Escort Teams. The police investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that would aid this investigation, please contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245. Any further information will be posted at emergency.cornell.edu.